Gerwyn Price saw his hopes of winning the Ladbrokes Players Championships Finals dashed after a 11-8 semi-final defeat to defending champ Michael van Gerwen. The 35-year-old looked to have a good chance of avenging last year's defeat in the final to the Dutch darter after taking an 8-6 lead at Coventry's Ricoh Arena.
Connor Roberts earned a shiner, a winning goal, and the praise of his manager after his courage paved the way for victory at Nottingham Forest. The Wales full-back scored with a superb header – bravely climbing over far taller Sammy Ameobi in the 43rd minute – as the Swans went fourth in table with their first triumph at the City Ground in nine meetings since a 2006 League One triumph. Roberts celebrated from a prone position on the ground then needed lengthy treatment before recovering from a bang in the face and head coach Steve Cooper said: “I thought Connor’s goal epitomised the performance.
Wales try-scorer Johnny Williams has told fans not to go nut but stay patient as they rebuild under head coach Wayne Pivac. The Scarlets centre impressed in only his second Test match appearance in the 24-13 defeat to England at Parc y Scarlets.
Liverpool fan Michael Flynn is hoping the FA Cup draw delivers a touchline tango with Jurgen Klopp. Flynn and Newport County’s love affair with the Cup continues after they reached the third round for the four successive season thanks to a 3-0 win over Salford City at Rodney Parade. Now, Flynn - a self-confessed Liverpool nut - will be dreaming of a draw against Klopp’s men in the next round.
Neil Harris insists turning points only become apparent when you’re way down the road. For that reason, the Cardiff City manager is refusing to talk about significant changes in direction for his team – or himself – despite the emphatic nature of their 4-0 victory at home to Luton Town. The pressure had been building on Harris, but he underlined it hasn’t gone away simply because of this result and his team need to continue their momentum at home to Huddersfield on Tuesday night.
Zoe Backstedt launched her UCI cyclo-cross World Cup season off to a stunning start with victory in the Czech Republic. The 16-year-old from Pontyclun took victory for Britain by 11 seconds in Tabor in the inaugural junior women's race.
Wayne Pivac insists Wales are making progress and his players are fully behind him, despite seven defeats in his nine matches in charge. The Wales coach suffered his latest setback with a 24-13 reverse against England at Parc y Scarlets and although it was a much-improved performance by Wales, they were unable to threaten a team currently seven places above them in the world rankings. Pivac, though insists his captain, Alun Wyn Jones, and his players are fully behind him along the bumpy road to transformation from the Warren Gatland era.
Wrexham keeper Rob Lainton was allowed to travel home tonight after being taken to hospital having been knocked unconscious against Bromley. The National League game was stopped for 30 minutes with both teams leaving the pitch as Lainton was being treated by medics.
Athletics action may have been at a premium during 2020, but that hasn't stopped Welsh athletes producing some outstanding performances. In order the celebrate their achievements during this strangest of all years, Welsh Athletics has introduced a new award - performance of the year.
Johnny Williams has scored more tries in a white shirt than he has in a red one – but he insists there will be no regrets when he lines up for Wales against England today. The Scarlets centre once touched down in an England jersey, with a red rose on his chest, but he says the heart beating beneath always stirred to the land of his father. Williams – who has beaten testicular cancer to reach rugby’s highest level – insists he is Welsh through and through as he prepares to take on the country of his birth.
Former Wales striker Robert Earnshaw believes the current squad will not be “missing a beat” over manager Ryan Giggs’ absence. Giggs missed Thursday’s goalless draw with the United States following his arrest over an alleged row with girlfriend Kate Greville at his Manchester home on November 1. The 46-year-old has... Read More
Steve Cooper has insisted lots of clubs would love to be where Swansea City are as the Championship run-in gathers pace. The Swans boss is in bullish mood even though Saturday’s 0-0 draw at home to leaders West Brom dropped the home side a place in the table to 11th.... Read More
Hal Robson-Kanu has paid thanks to Slaven Bilic for making him a recall option for Wales again at this year’s Euro 2020 finals. The 30-year-old striker has become the central figure in West Brom’s revitalised promotion surge and underlined his influence for the Championship leaders with two goals in their... Read More
Neil Harris has told Sol Bamba he is going nowhere and hailed the influence of Lee Tomlin after Cardiff City revived their promotion challenge by beating Championship leaders West Brom. An exquisite free-kick by Tomlin earned the Bluebirds a 2-1 victory at the Cardiff City Stadium, where Bamba was among... Read More
Neil Harris has ordered his Cardiff City side to be more ruthless as they bid to undermine West Bromwich Albion’s promotion bid tonight – and ignite their own. The Bluebirds host the Baggies, with Harris insisting his team must make more of their opportunities than they did in their 1-1... Read More
Three Wins In 15 Games For Sliding Swans But Steve Cooper Insists: I've No Problem With The Players' Attitude
Steve Cooper accused his Swansea City players of self-inflicted wounds after they were thrashed 5-1 at West Bromwich Albion. The Swans manager has also demanded an immediate reaction from his players after their unbeaten away record was torn up into tiny pieces by the rampant Championship leaders. After rattling through... Read More